Casting Survivor 40: All Winners

According to Inside Survivor and Martin Holmes, season 40 of CBS’ greatest reality television show, Survivor, is set to be an all-winners season. An all-winners season has been something that Jeff Probst and the producers have wanted to do for a while, but they’ve never felt like they had enough entertaining/good, winners who would want to come back and play again. That is, until now. According to … Continue reading Casting Survivor 40: All Winners

Ranking the 72 Australian Survivor Contestants from Worst to First (Season 1-Season 3)

  Australian Survivor has consistently amazed fans around the world with its storytelling, editing, casts and fantastic overall production. There have been 72 players over three separate seasons of the show and this is The Mastermind’s definitive ranking of every single one from worst to first. Agree or disagree? Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Enjoy! THE BAD 72.  Peter Fiegehan  71. Des Quilty … Continue reading Ranking the 72 Australian Survivor Contestants from Worst to First (Season 1-Season 3)

Why Sharn Should Have Won Australian Survivor Champions vs. Contenders

After a long 50-day, 25-episode season, Olympic medallist Shane Gould was crowned Sole Survivor of Season 5 of Australian Survivor – Champions vs. Contenders. However, Sharn Coombes, the runner-up of the season, should have won. Now Sharn did get four votes to win, to Shane’s five. So it was a very close vote – in fact the closest margin in SurvivorAUS history. However, where she … Continue reading Why Sharn Should Have Won Australian Survivor Champions vs. Contenders

Survivor Winner Rankings 2018 (18-1)

Survivor has been around for a whopping thirty-seven seasons. In that time there has been every kind of winner you could imagine. Every single winner has its flaws, critics, and faults. But every winner also has its strengths, merits and influence on changing the game forever. Although it is never easy to rank players who played vastly different games, The Mastermind will now attempt to update their winner … Continue reading Survivor Winner Rankings 2018 (18-1)

Survivor Winner Rankings 2018 (37-19)

Survivor has been around for a whopping thirty-seven seasons. In that time there has been every kind of winner you could imagine. Every single winner has its flaws, critics, and faults. But every winner also has its strengths, merits and influence on changing the game forever. Although it is never easy to rank players who played vastly different games, The Mastermind will now attempt to update their winner rankings for 2018 and rate the winners from worst to best – starting with the worst in 37th to the 19th best on this list. The list takes into consideration primarily how a player navigated their way through the season that they won, including their social game, strategic game, the difficulty of their win, how in-tune they were with the game, their final tribal council performance, how many votes they received to win and most importantly, how much control they had during the season from start to finish. This list is not a ranking on how good of a player each person is. For that see Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time. This instead is a list based on how well each winner navigated their way through their specific season. Continue reading Survivor Winner Rankings 2018 (37-19)

Survivor Season Rankings 2018 (18-1)

2018 has been a fantastic year for Survivor. Survivor Ghost Island produced a very entertaining show despite its critics while the latest installment of the show, Survivor David vs. Goliath is looking likely to go down as one of the very best seasons of all time. The following ranking takes into account memorable characters/players, memorable moments, the story/the editing, the winner and the overall production of each episode on a weekly basis. If you missed the first set of these rankings (37-19) take a look here. This current article ranks the 18th best season all the way to the very best. Here are the updated Survivor Season Rankings for 2018 from The Mastermind.  Continue reading Survivor Season Rankings 2018 (18-1)

Survivor Season Rankings 2018 (37-19)

2018 has been a fantastic year for Survivor. Survivor Ghost Island produced a very entertaining show despite its critics while the latest installment of the show, Survivor David vs. Goliath is looking likely to go down as one of the very best seasons of all time. The following ranking takes into account memorable characters/players, memorable moments, the story/the editing, the winner and the overall production of each episode on a weekly basis. First we take a look at the seasons most would agree were not the best that the show has ever created from the very worst season ever to the 19th best. Here are the updated Survivor Season Rankings for 2018 from The Mastermind. Continue reading Survivor Season Rankings 2018 (37-19)

Survivor Winners Sorted Into Harry Potter Hogwarts Houses

What would a game of Survivor Hogwarts look like with some of the best, most famous players to ever appear on the show? The Mastermind attempts to find out with 4 tribes of 4 winners. Gryffindor Natalie Anderson Bold, brave and never afraid to make a big move, Natalie pulled off several impressive blindsides without ever doing so in a mean-spirited way. Tom Westman  With the heart … Continue reading Survivor Winners Sorted Into Harry Potter Hogwarts Houses

WINNERS REVEALED: The Mastermind Awards 2017

It’s been a long time coming and now the wait is finally over. You voted for the winners of eleven different award categories and now it is time to reveal who received the most votes in every category. These are your 2017 Mastermind Award winners. Enjoy! FOOTBALL PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR Nominees: Jurgen Klopp, Jamie Vardy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann WINNER: ANTOINE GRIEZMANN  Receiving … Continue reading WINNERS REVEALED: The Mastermind Awards 2017

Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (2019)

Thanks for checking out this article on the Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time. This article was last updated in May 2019. For the newer lists see…. NEW LIST Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (Seasons 1-40) UPDATED 2019 LIST Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (50-26) Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (25-1) In thirty-eight seasons of Survivor, there have … Continue reading Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (2019)

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Reality TV Episode

Even if shows like Survivor Game Changers and Big Brother 19 did not live up to expectations, each reality show of 2017 had a few standout episodes worth noting. World of Dance had too many to count, MasterChef accumulated more good episodes in the first day than in the entirety of last year and The Amazing Race had its best year in a long time. Sadly, not every great episode of … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Reality TV Episode

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Blindside

What would Reality TV be without blindsides? If every vote-out was simplistic and straightforward, the industry would be dead. Thankfully, that is almost never the case and blindsides were in abundance in 2017. These are the four nominees for Best Blindside as part of the 2017 Mastermind Awards. NOMINEES ♥ Neda Kalantar Although devastating at the time for a fan of Neda, Kevin and that entire … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Blindside

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Reality TV Personality

Although it might not seem like it from the last few months of posts, The Mastermind focuses nearly 50% of its attention to the world of Reality TV.  2017 was not the strongest of years for the genre, but there were still several characters that strutted their stuff and became household names in the industry. Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that they … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Reality TV Personality